Maori is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and producer. Her award-winning film/video work has been screened internationally at festivals, museums, and universities, as well as broadcast throughout the US. She has taught filmmaking at Scribe Video Center, Temple University, and Villanova University. She is the recipient of grants from Leeway Foundation, Independence Media, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Women's Way. Maori was the founding artistic director of the Black Lily Film & Music Festival and in 2009 was named a Creative Ambassador by the City of Philadelphia. She has worked in the music industry for over 15 years and is currently an associate at Coolhunter Management, which represents The Roots and a select group of critically acclaimed indie musicians. She received her MFA in film from Temple University and is currently studying production design at CalArts.